Entries tagged with: medical emergency
"Usher is preparing for his upcoming North America trek, dubbed the The UR Experience Tour, however ticket sales reportedly have been lackluster.August Alsina can't catch a break. The up and coming R&B singer recently collapsed on stage at Irving Plaza in NYC, as you can see in the scary video below. He then spent two weeks in the hospital before being discharged. The exact reasons for the fall and hospital stay are unclear, though TMZ says he later had seizures and ended up in a coma. "August's rep tells us doctors are prescribing lots of rest before he attempts the tour [with Usher]. We're told the seizures were the result of a head injury when he fell -- and August doesn't need medication."
Sources tell the New York Post's Page Six that the crooner's 27-city outing is said to have sold only a small portion of the available seats.
"Usher's sales will be fine in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, but he's selling so badly in other markets that the good ones can't offset the bad ones," says one source.
In addition, tour promoter Live Nation could potentially lose $5 million due to soft ticket sales, which some insiders attribute to the lack of a strong opening act -- August Alsina and DJ Cassidy are currently on the roster." [ABC]
Usher's NYC show is at Madison Square Garden on 11/7. More dates at his site. Irving Plaza fall video below...
Raekwon, in a controversial new interview with Rollling Stone, explains what he thinks of "Keep Watch" off the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan release:
I hate it. I hate it. I don't hate shit, but I hate that fuckin' record. It ain't the gunpowder that my brothers are spitting; it's the production. And I ain't shitting on the producer because he's one of our soldiers. But if it ain't where it need to be... It's 20 years later. We talkin 'bout a whole new generation is sitting here representin' and making fiery shit and you telling me that we comin out with some mediocre shit? That ain't part of our plan.He goes on to say that there is a very small chance he'll even appear on the new album. RZA says he just thinks creatively they are on different paths (watch an interview at VladTV).
Ghostface plays Vassar College on April 26.
And speaking of Wu-Tang soldiers, one of them recently allegedly cut off his own penis and jumped off a building. TMZ has since pointed out that Christ Bearer "is remarkably in stable condition" but permanently without penis.
A rapper affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday after he cut off his penis and then jumped off a second story balcony in what police believe was a suicide attempt ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.OUCH (hope he is ok!)
Our sources say ... cops were called to an apartment building in North Hollywood at around 1:00 AM and found Christ Bearer -- aka Andre Johnson -- on the sidewalk critically injured.
Christ Bearer is a member of the rap group Northstar ... a group discovered by members of Wu-Tang Clan. Two members of a group Bearer collaborates with live in the same apartment building and tell TMZ they were there early this morning when Christ Bearer suddenly -- without warning -- cut off his penis and jumped off the balcony. They say they were not on "any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing."
The two men say they rushed downstairs and Christ Bearer had already jumped up and began screaming incoherently. [TMZ]
Yesterday rumors about the end of AC/DC swept around the world and across the internet. Today AC/DC cleared the air:
After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.Get well soon Malcolm!
In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.
"As electronic music fans are recovering from another year of the Ultra Music Festival, Miami's mayor is calling for the three-day music fest to be scrapped after a security guard was trampled at the event on Friday night.
According to WSVN, Erica Mack, 28, remains in critical condition after she was trampled by a crowd that pushed down a fence at the festival.
Yesterday, as festival goers attended the final day of the event, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado pledged that Ultra won't be in Miami in years to come, WSVN reported.
"It's time to say goodbye," he said. "We are bringing a resolution to the City Commission. If approved, the city will deny the permits for next year. We'd rather take quality of life instead of money."" [FOX]
by Doug Moore
Monster Magnet at MHoW (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bad news, Monster Magnet folk: according to the band's publicist, frontman Dave Wyndorf has the flu, which means that the remaining shows of their tour with with Royal Thunder and Zodiac have been cancelled, including their 12/14 date at the Bowery Ballroom here in NYC. According to the venue's site, refunds are available. If you really feel like bumming yourself out, check out Invisible Oranges' enthusiastic writeup of the tour's Chicago date.
The full list of cancelled dates is below.
Broken Hope reports that:
At a recent BROKEN HOPE show with Deicide, a fan was horrifically attacked by a maniacal concert-goer with a box cutter. The injured fan, Julio Serrano, had his throat slashed during the band's set and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Numerous media outlets reported on the status of Julio, and BROKEN HOPE can now issue an accurate update on the progress of their most hardcore of fans!PREVIOUSLY: Broken Hope & Deicide apologized, are friends again (aww)
Right after the incident happened, BROKEN HOPE rushed Julio Serrano a special care package in the hopes that the gifts would brighten his spirits. Julio responded recently with an update that he received the package and he is doing much better now. See above for a happier and healing photo of Julio!
BROKEN HOPE states: "BROKEN HOPE sent a special BH care-package to JULIO SERRANO-- We wanted to lift JULIO's spirits and let him know we genuinely support and care about him. If this photo says anything, JULIO SERRANO is doing much better! Cheers and the best of health to you, JULIO!!!
As we hated announcing, Sharon Jones was recently diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer which caused her to cancel a bunch of shows and delay a new album release. We're now happy to say that last night Sharon said she is "Out of surgery, and I am feeling better than I ever expected. The nurses at the hospital are taking care of me and I am feeling so grateful." One day earlier she posted the above picture with the message "In the waiting room about to go into surgery. Thank you all for your love and support. Pictured above me is the Dr. who created the medical procedure that will get me healthy again!" That came shortly after "Today is the day of my procedure. Thank you friends, fans and family, I'm nervous, but I feel strong because of your love and support."
We do love you Sharon. Rest up and get well soon!
Sharon, we're wishing you a speedy and full recovery. Get well soon!
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS CANCEL ALBUM RELEASE AND TOURING FOR 2013Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings were supposed to play a Brooklyn show in Prospect Park for GoogaMooga last month and dropped off last minute though they never would have gotten to play anyway.
HEALTH CONCERNS NECESSITATE POSTPONEMENT
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings regret to announce that plans to tour and release their upcoming album in 2013 have been postponed. Give The People What They Want will NOT be released on 26th August 2013 as previously scheduled.
Sharon Jones has been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer, which has fortunately been discovered early and has not spread. It is expected that the immediate proposed surgical solution will lead to a full recovery, but because of its invasive and complex nature, will necessitate a rather lengthy convalescence.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be back before you know it, with a new release date and rescheduled tours worldwide.
Sharon would like her fans to know that she is anxious to get back on her feet, and that she is "down, but not out!"
"Over the last few weeks I haven't felt good and I didn't know what was going on. We sadly had to cancel shows while I went through a series of tests and short hospital stays. We just found out that I have a stage-one tumor on my bile duct. Luckily we caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it's operable and curable! I will be having surgery very soon and will have to rest and recover. I'll be staying in touch and keeping my fans and friends updated on my progress. I'm looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want!" Sharon Jones
Morrissey (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
We mentioned most of this, but now there are sadly even more dates cancelled:
"Due to doctor's orders, the upcoming engagements with MORRISSEY in Las Vegas on Sat Feb 9 and in Phoenix on Sun Feb 10 will need to be rescheduled. MORRISSEY is currently undergoing treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett's esophagus. These shows are in the process of being rescheduled immediately and all patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as the new dates will be announced within the coming days. MORRISSEY thanks everyone concerned for their well wishes during this time and hopes for a speedy recovery. The tour will resume as scheduled in El Paso at Tricky Falls on Feb 12."Feel Better Soon Morrissey!
Watch an educational video on Barrett's Esophagus below...
Morrissey at The Capitol Theatre (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
They suspected a bladder infection, but:
Following hospital treatment, Morrissey has been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and the upcoming engagements in Asheville, NC, Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Lawrence, KS, Clear Lake, IA and Lincoln, NE will need to be rescheduled. Morrissey is expected to make a full recovery and thanks everyone concerned for their support during this time. The tour will resume in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 9. Patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as all rescheduled dates will be announced within the coming days.Feel better soon Moz!
Morrissey apologizes greatly for any and all inconvenience and looks forward to continuing his US tour.
by Bill Pearis
Morrissey at The Capitol Theatre last week (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
On Thursday, Morrissey canceled a few dates on his current tour (including Chicago which would've happened tonight, 1/26) due to "band illness" but now we know it was Moz himself. Billboard reports the singer, who just played four shows in the NYC-area, is currently at William Beaumont hospital in Michigan due to a suspected bladder infection. Ouch!
No dates past tonight's Chicago show have been postponed yet and no word on whether he is still ill. (Couldn't resist.) Drink lots of cranberry juice and feel better, Steven!
Morrissey's tour schedule below...
As many of my fans know, I've been suffering from angioedema. It can attack at random & is extremely frightening and dangerous when it hits my throat, windpipe, or tongue, and I've been hospitalized for it eight times since the first attack, 2 DAYS AFTER MY RECORD RELEASE.Cat Power aka Chan Marshall Instagrammed the above picture and message which announces her European tour cancellation. She previously warned she might cancel, but then said she would go on with a lower budget tour. That obviously didn't work out. Feel better Chan!
Since then, I worked very very hard with all the best allergists, cardiologists, neurologists, accupuncurists, homeopathists & renowned healers that I could find, Body Talk, Reiki, Yoga, etc. so that I COULD DO THIS AMERICAN TOUR.
I did my best & I want to do MORE & BETTER.
The American tour has been wonderful and amazing, and with me being unable to AFFORD to bring my show with full production, (which i helped create) to Europe, financially, really dumped a huge additional amount of stress on me as i was and still am fighting trying to get tour support.
I have to postpone my European tour until early next year, so I can return home and re-engage myself back into my health regimen.
I fucking love my fans.
Everything I do regarding my career, I FIRST, think of my fans and this world we all share.
But right now, I HAVE TO think of myself because I have to learn trough meditation & being clear from alcohol & cigarettes & red meat and lots of rest amongst my menagerie of doctors.... I have to think of MYSELF right now because I have to now LEARN to heal myself.
Through that, I can learn to help others to heal themselves.
I know my fans will understand and I thank them and love them much more than I believe they could ever know.
I am here and do what I do, for them and because of them.
You have kept me alive this long, I refuse to give up on you OR MYSELF.
And that goes to all the journalists who write a true story as well. To you all in the struggle. May light be on your path at every step.
X @mrpharmacist72 @adelineadieu @nicoturner @afasm #catpower #VOTE #OBAMA #FIGHT #THE #POWERS #THAT #BE
Haunted Coliseum (via @thizz31)
As if they didn't take a big enough hit when they found out they lost the Islanders, The Haunted Coliseum, a rave party that went down at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday (10/27) with Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia, DJ Alesso and Otto Knows was cut short due to some pre-Sandy (and unrelated to Sandy) "chaos" caused by drunk teens (between 14 and 18) apparently needing medical assistance less than an hour into the show. Nassau County police Inspector Kenneth Lack said, "We started getting calls for multiple aided cases for highly intoxicated individuals whether it be on alcohol or controlled substances. As soon as it reached a level where it became apparent that something was going desperately wrong, we made the decision to close it down for the good of public safety."
The situation was made worse when when a helicopter pilot decided to land his bird in a grassy area near the coliseum where there were reportedly about 20 people. The 44-year-old pilot was arrested and his helicopter impounded. Needless to say, many of the attendees are unhappy their party was shut down and have been venting their rage on Haunted Coliseum'sFacebook page.
Meanwhile, three people died in Madrid last night (10/31) at a massive Halloween party headlined by Steve Aoki where 20,000 revelers crowded into the Madrid Arena which is meant hold half that. El Pais reports that trouble started when a disturbance in the crowd started a stampede towards the exits and the deaths were caused by "trauma by crushing, possibly having suffered a fall and being trampled." Police are still investigating.
Steve Aoki, who cancelled his show in Bilbao tonight, has issued a statement. You can read it below...
P.O.S. at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Rapper P.O.S. (aka Stefon Alexander) was supposed to tour this November and would have hit NYC on November 7 at Irving Plaza, but he was forced to cancel his entire tour due to trouble with his kidneys. He needed an immediate transplant and found some candidates for kidney donation but it, of course, is a very expensive operation and he's asking for your help...
In October of 2012, Stef made a public announcement about his health. His kidneys had been lousy for a long time, he explained. Ever since he was a kid, they had been deteriorating, though no one was sure exactly why. Recently, however, his condition worsened. His doctors told him that it was time for a transplant--and quickly. Stef had to cancel his fall tour and begin dialysis immediately.You can help Stef out by donating here. He's just over halfway toward his $25,000 goal as of this post, with 120 day left. A video of him explaining his health situation and tour cancellation is below....
The good news: Stef has found several strong candidates for kidney donation. The less-than-totally-good news: this stuff gets pretty damn expensive. Transplants create life-long prescription costs. And, as you'd imagine, rappers don't have robust benefit packages. So, we've started this portal to allow people to donate to Stef's recovery. The funds will be used to help pay medical bills, prescription costs, and to cover living expenses while Stef is off the road, getting better. Any money raised will go directly to him. Many of you reading this have already donated--thank you. It's meant the world to Stef, his family, his crew, and the rest of us rooting for him.
Word from the band:
The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.Get well soon Baroness and friends!
John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital.
Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition.
Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for all the support during this extremely difficult time.
Richard Lloyd in 2009 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Back on June 12th, this message was posted to the Richard Lloyd Facebook Fan page:
I regret to inform you that the Richard Lloyd and Grand Strand June 2012 Tour has been cancelled. Richard's health has declined over the past week and on June 11 he was admitted to the hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Again I am sorry for the cancellation.On June 17th there was this:
Thank you all for your kind get well wishes for Richard. Richard is still in the hospital but is feeling & looking much better. I've relayed all of your messages and he is very touched. Thanks again.We've since noticed, and as a commenter pointed out Tuesday in our punk roundup, that Richard seems to be removed from the CBGB Festival show he was scheduled to play at Bowery Electric tonight (7/5). Patrick Flannary confirms that "Richard Lloyd cancels Bowery Electric show due to health. Cheetah Chrome to headline, 12:30 am". Get well soon Richard!
Governors Ball Saturday (more by Amanda Hatfield)
"There are conflicting reports about a partial stage collapse on Randall's Island this afternoon, injuring those who were disassembling it following this weekend's Governors Ball rock festival. EMT Jason Rabinowitz, the director of field operations and special events for First Response Ambulance, confirmed that he is responding to a report of the collapse. "They were taking down the stage, and were about halfway up when the bottom half gave way they fell about 6 to 8 feet," Rabinowitz tells us. "It was four people total. Two of them refused medical treatment, one of them is saying they have back pain and the other has a possible fracture in their arm."Luckily, if true, it doesn't sound too bad. A Radiohead stage collapse in Toronto recently killed a man, injured three others, caused the cancellation of the show, destroyed equipment, and caused a Radiohead tour postponement.
An FDNY spokesman didn't have any information on the collapse, and a spokesman for Governors Ball denies there has been a stage collapse, "or anything close to it." We'll update with more information as it becomes available."
UPDATE from the Governors Ball publicist: "To call it a stage collapse is extreme. At approximately 4 pm, while disassembling the stage, 8 stage hands were carrying a truss by hand, to be loaded off the deck, when a portion of the deck shifted, causing one stagehand to fall. He broke his fall with his wrist and has been transported to the hospital for xrays. As a precautionary measure a second stagehand, complaining of lower back pain was also transported for examination."
Our Governors Ball photos from Saturday are HERE. Sunday is on the way.
"Actor Michael McKean, who starred in the film "This is Spinal Tap" and TV's "Laverne and Shirley," was recovering Tuesday night in a Manhattan hospital after he was struck by a car on the upper West Side, police sources said.Ouch! But it sounds like he's doing ok (though he won't be able to perform his latest Broadway role as "Dick Jensen" in Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" this Wednesday - it will be the first time he's ever missed work according to the Daily News.)
McKean, 64, who played Lenny on the hit television show, was seen bleeding from the head after a car barreled into him at W. 86th St. and Broadway just before 3 p.m., witnesses and the FDNY said.
The actor, who also portrayed Spinal Tap's lead singer and guitarist David St. Hubbins in the cult classic "This is Spinal Tap," was initially taken to St. Luke's Hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.
His status was upgraded to stable condition at the hospital where doctors discovered he had a broken leg, according to his publicist Harriet Sternberg. [Daily News]
This was announced last month, but I'm admittedly not paying close attention to what is up with Sinead, and just realized it when I saw that tonight's Beacon Theater show was cancelled...
"With enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as am very unwell due to bi polar disorder," she revealed in an online message.Feel better Sinead.
The Irish singer added, "So very stupidly I ignored his advice to my great detriment, attempting to be stronger than I actually am."
The 45-year-old vocalist played a few shows earlier this year and was supposed to hit the road again this spring behind her new album, "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?."
In December, O'Connor announced her split from therapist Barry Herridge after 16 days of marriage. They tried to reconcile, but eventually called it quits in January 2012. [CBS]
Hanneman on stage with Slayer at Nassau Coliseum (more by Matthew Eisman)
Slayer fans everywhere - it's time to let you know what is going on with our brother Jeff Hanneman.Best to the great Jeff Hanneman, and we wish him a speedy recovery.
As you know, Jeff was bitten by a spider more than a year ago, but what you may not have known was that for a couple of days after he went to the ER, things were touch-and-go. There was talk that he might have to have his arm amputated, and we didn't know if he was going to pull through at all. He was in a medically-induced coma for a few days and had several operations to remove the dead and dying tissue from his arm. So, understand, he was in really, really bad shape. It's been about a year since he got out of the hospital, and since then, he had to learn to walk again, he's had several painful skin grafts, he's been in rehab doing exercises to regain the strength in his arm; but best of all, he's been playing guitar. We were all excited when he joined us onstage for the encore a year ago at The Big Four show at Coachella. Since then, we've given him all the time and support he's needed to continue his rehab so he can come back to the band fully recovered and able to deliver the kind of shows we all want him to. While Jeff's been doing some writing and has been coming to rehearsal over the past several weeks, he has decided he needs to take more time to continue his rehab. While we want him back onstage with the band, all of us support his decision. So, we're very grateful that Gary Holt will continue to fill in for Jeff, and will tour with us until Jeff completes his rehab and is ready to return. How long will that be? The best and most honest answer we can give you is 'as long as it takes.' We also wanted you to know that we've been doing some writing and recording for the next Slayer album - we've tracked a few songs, and will finish the album when we're off the road later this year. Gary will join us on tour in Europe and the UK in May and June, and then we'll all see you on this Summer's Mayhem Festival.
Unfortunately, Helm was unable to attend the awards show due to an undisclosed "medical procedure" which also forced the postponement of his February 10th show at the Wellmont Theater in NJ. He's also sitting out of the next Midnight Ramble. His site reads: "Levon will be undergoing a medical procedure that will necessitate his absence from the February 25th Ramble. We wish him the best and we know he will have a speedy recovery. We'll continue with the normal Ramble schedule with special guests joining the band." We also wish him the best and a speedy recovery!" The last Ramble happened on 2/4 (they've been on a break since).
Things are looking good though because tickets are already on sale for a makeup NJ show taking place April 6 at The Wellmont Theatre. All tickets purchased for the canceled performance will also be honored at the show in April. Levon's next scheduled show is March 2nd in MA. All dates are listed below.
All Levon Helm, and all Deer Tick tour dates are listed below.
Some encouraging news. Chi Cheng of Deftones, who was badly injured and went into a coma after a car crash, is recovering slowly but surely. Check out a new video of Chi Cheng in the hospital, which was posted along with an ongoing campaign to raise money for his family and medical care, below. Best of luck to him.
Spike of DRI at Emo's (more by Tim Griffin)
Founding member and guitarist Spike Cassidy of hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) is in the hospital recovering from complications -- including infection -- that arose after he underwent total colectomy surgery (having his entire colon removed) earlier this month. Doctors have pinpointed the infection and he is expected to be released from the hospital within the next few days.Get well soon Spike!
Spike's rehabilitation will likely have some effect on the band's touring schedule in early 2012. -[Blabbermouth]
So far no word on how his recovery will affect upcoming dates including Starland Ballroom on 3/24 and Best Buy on 5/12 (supporting Overkill), but we'll keep you informed. Tickets for both shows are still available.
All current tour dates are below, along with some video.
Tony Iommi at Saint Vitus (more by Samantha Marble)
Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of cell that forms part of the immune system.So far, all previously discussed Black Sabbath reunion dates are STILL ON, though if that were to change, I think we would all agree that the guitar god's health is more important than any live endeavors.
Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan and remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.
This comes as BLACK SABBATH -- Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums) -- are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the U.K. to continue to work with Tony. -[Blabbermouth]
All current dates and video of two full concerts of one of the greatest guitar players of all time is below.